Tuesday, February 13, 2018

It Really Happened

For we were not making up clever stories when we told you about the powerful coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. We saw his majestic splendor with our own eyes….we ourselves heard that voice from heaven.
2 Peter 1:16,18 (NLT)

The more I study Scripture, the more I’m convinced it really happened.

Does our inability to understand the Bible’s supernatural events mean they didn’t happen? Is God limited by what our brains can comprehend?

Peter was with Jesus, James and John during the Transfiguration when Jesus’ “face shone like the sun and his clothes became as white as light.” (Matt 17:2) Matthew, who was not present and must have heard the account from the three disciples, writes that Moses, Elijah and a ‘cloud’ joined them on the mountain and a voice spoke from the cloud “This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy. Listen to him!” (Matt 17:5)

Peter insists it’s true and goes on to say:

Because of that experience, we have even greater confidence in the message proclaimed by the prophets. You must pay close attention to what they wrote, for their words are like a lamp shining in a dark place until the Day dawns, and Christ, the Morning Star, shines in your hearts. Above all, you must realize that no prophecy in Scripture ever came from the prophet’s own understanding, or from human initiative. No, those prophets were moved by the Holy Spirit, and they spoke from God. (2 Peter 1:19-21)

The Scriptures will guide us until Christ fills us with understanding. While we don’t understand exactly how it happened, they are inspired by God. What do you think?

Are biblical events historical? Does it impact the authority of Scripture?

The Scriptures guide us until Christ fills us with understanding. (tweet this)

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